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Safety and crime #16907
07/03/2012 09:39 AM
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Hi, I'm searching for the perfect destination for snorkeling, diving and swimming. Can anyone tell me how safe the Caymen Islands are? Crime? Break ins? Etc?
Thanks all!

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Re: Safety and crime #16908
07/03/2012 11:28 AM
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There is no such thing as a crime free area, but Cayman is certainly more crime free than many other islands. It is a premiere area for snorkeling and diving. I have never looked at rental villas there, so I don't know whether it would fit your cost parameters, based on your post in the BVI forum.


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Re: Safety and crime [Re: Carol_Hill] #16909
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Carol,

Thank you for the info. I realize that crime is everywhere and that some tropical places are worse than others!

Yeah, I am looking for the best island to travel with a family group of 6, so exploring all options. Looks like Caymens are really expensive when it comes to accommodations.

I didn't see much here on accommodations in the caymens, so if you have any insights that would be great! I hope to hear from folks re: bvi's as well! Hope that is ok!

Re: Safety and crime #16910
07/03/2012 04:19 PM
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I personally am not that familiar with accomodation on Cayman, as I have only been there on cruises.

With regard to requesting info on different islands, no problem! That's what a forum is for!


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Re: Safety and crime [Re: Carol_Hill] #16911
07/05/2012 12:06 AM
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I have actually been a victim of crime upon "tourist" while on Grand Cayman. Stuff happens ANYWHERE in the world.

http://www.caymannewsservice.com/headline-news/2011/02/08/tourists-mugged-beach

That stated, if you like the BVI, the North Side or East End districts of Grand Cayman are where you want to focus tour lodging search. Plus, it has the best snorkeling on island.
Google: testudo snorkelblog for the details.


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Re: Safety and crime [Re: Testudo] #16912
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I will say, if you are truly interested in snorkeling Cayman blows the BVI away. Here are some posts that may provide some insight:

http://www.traveltalkonline.com/forums/s...rue#Post1409613

http://www.traveltalkonline.com/forums/s...rue#Post1265339


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Re: Safety and crime [Re: Testudo] #16913
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Sorry to hear about your incident.


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Re: Safety and crime [Re: Carol_Hill] #16914
07/05/2012 05:53 PM
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Sorry to hear about your incident.


Thank you. Just have to chalk it up to the old "live and learn" method of gaining life experiences.


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Re: Safety and crime [Re: Testudo] #16915
07/05/2012 06:28 PM
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We have been victims of crime twice in all our travels. Both times, we did something really stupid. In this case, not sure you really did anything that stupid, but as you say, a lesson.


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Re: Safety and crime #16916
08/18/2012 03:14 PM
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Try the Turtle Nest Inn. I cannot personally attest to it but I have researched it thoroughly. It gets glowing reviews on TripAdvisor.


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